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Montreux T H E 2 1 s T Moncreux Jazz Festival, from July 2-18, includes over 50 acts including, on July 3, Par Merheny and his group; on July 8, James Corron, and on rhe

I Orh, "Jazz Aid" with Michel Colombier, Isaac Hayes, Toors Thielemans, Harlem Boys Choir and l'Orchesrre National de Jazz de France. "Dizzy", on July 13, will feature Gillespie leading an all-star big band in celebration of his 70th birrhday. On Saturday, July 11, there will be a jazz parade in rhe srreers of Moncreux, leading up ro rhe Modern Jazz Quarrer's "Jazz Sofr And Spicy" programme on July 12. Furrher information: Moncreux Incernariona l Jazz Festival, Case 97, CH-1820 Monrreux. Tel (021) 63 12 12.

* Birmingham

Festival T H E B 1 R M 1 N t ; H A M lnrernarional Jazz Festival 's presentation of rhe Counc Basic Orchestra on July 8 ar Birmingham Odeon will mark the srarr of rhar band's European rour - and their only UK dare o utside London. The Festival runs from July 3-July 12 inclusive, with rhe following notable dares and names: July 3, The Jazz Band Ball; July 4, Lady SingJ The Bl11eJ ar the Sir Adrian Boulr Hall; July 5, Sran Tracey with Midland Youth Jazz Orchesrra ar The Grand Hotel; and rhe Alex Walsh Re-Union Band ar The Albany Horel;July 6, Tommy Chase Quarrer ar rhe Srrarhallen; July 7, Max Collie Rhythm Aces ar Solihull Library Theatre and Kenny Ball'sJazzmen ar rhe Tower Ballroom plus Temperance Seven ar Liberty's and Big Joe Duskin ar The Elbow Room; July 8, Ronnie Scorr Quarter ar Burberries; July 9, Charlie Musselwhire ar The Junction , and Dave Liebman Quarter ar Midland Arts Centre, plus George Melly with John Chilron's Feerwarmers and Henry's Bootblacks ar The Grand Hotel, and Humphrey Lyrrelron Band ar Burberries;July 10 , Ackee Bilk 's Paramount Jazz Band arTheGrand Horel;July !! , John Williams with rhe National Youth Jazz Orchestra at The Town Hall and The Guest Srars ar the Midlands Arts Cencre; July 12, M & B Jam Session at Cannon Hill Park Arena. Another major conce rt ser at Birmingham Odeon by the Festival features The Modern Jazz Quarret, who will be in the UK as parr of rheir 35th Anniversary Tour.

* Mike's Rossini FoR SEVEN consecutive nights (July 6--J uly 12 inclusive), at 8 pm, London's lnsrirure for Contemporary Arrs Thearre will host Kare and Mike Wesrbrook's latest jazz extravaganza: a programme of songs, ensemble arrangemencs and solo improvisations drawn from the operas of Gioacchino Rossini. The first performance (Monday July 6) is a preview with all rickets £2.45 (plus 60p day pass for non-members). For the remaining performances, tickers are £4.90 (plus day pass). Advance bookings are available from 01-930- .1647. To coincide with the event, HatART records are releasing a live recording of Wesrbrook-Rossini (Hat-ART 2040).

AC bursaries T H E A R T s Council is offering bursaries ro musicians and compose rs working in elecrroacousric music in England. Lasr year, six such bursaries of between £1,000 and £3,250 were awarded. The scheme is nor open to fullrime srudencs , nor for the support of full-rime educational activities or the purchase of equipmenc. Furrher information and applications are available from: John Muir, Music Officer, Arrs Council, 105 Piccadilly, London W 1V OAU. The closing dare for applications is July 10.

* Taxi! J u L Y s E E s A heavy touring schedule for African ensemble Taxi Para Para with July dares as follows: 3rd, Albany Empire, Deprford , London; 4th, lunchtime, Royal Festival Hall foyer; lOth, University of London Union; I 1rh, Pied Bull, London; and 26th, Ravenscourr Park , London.

* Laibach and think of . . . T H o s E r- A M o u s sons of Trbovlje, Laibach , rurn up in rhe UK once again on July 28, ro play London 's Riverside Studios for one night only ar 9.30 pm. The concerr will mark rhe beginning of rhe Yugoslav arr movemenc "Neue Slowenische Kunsr" ar Riverside, which will include theatre group Red Pilot (July 29 & 30) and painters lrwin. Ticker prices: Laibach £6.00; Red Pilot £6.00; £4.00 concessions.

Bracknell! B R A C K N E L L I S back with three days of incernarional music in rhe grounds, Wilde Theatre and main building of South Hill Park, Bracknell. To book phone 03444 484123 or 01 437 4967 between 6.30pm9am or write ro Manor Jazz Festivals Lrd, 42 Old Compron Sr, London W 1V 5PB. Performances include: on July 3, 7.0010.30 pm, rhe Lurie Brothers' Lounge Lizards (first UK concerr rhis yea r), the Andy Sheppard Band and late-ni ght Festival club ar rhe Wilde Thearre, 11.00pm3am, featuring the Happy End plus Sambatucada (DJ Gilles Pererson) and, in the Cellar Bar (Recita l Room), Thinks Jazz from Bristol. On July 4, in rhe Marquee from 12.30-10.30 pm cont inuously, Jack de Johnerre/ Special Edition, rhe George Russell Orchesrra, Sran Tracey's Hexad, the Jazz Warriors, Evan Parker/Alex von Schlippenbach/ Paul Lovens, Itchy Fingers, rhe Sreve Williamson Quincer; ar rhe Wilde Theatre, from 12.0010.30 pm concinuously, Michael Nyman, Aki Takase, Sreve Noble/ Alex Maguire, Peter Cusack!Benar Achiary, Mike Cooper/Sreve Beresford/Max Eastley; in the Cellar Bar from 12.00-10.00 pm concinuously , regional bands including Sourhampron Musicians Co-op, and Hornweb Saxophone Quarter; !are-night Festival club, at the Wilde Theatre, 11.003.00 am, Steve Williamson Quintet + !DJ (jazz dance), Taxi Para Para, Clifford Jarvis Band plus DJ Gilles Pererson; in rhe Cellar Bar, 11.00pm-3.00am, Billy Jenkins, Loverly. On July 5, in the Mar-

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